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“Make Your Mark” 10-2-10 Fundraiser Art Project & Concert

Make Your Mark!

The new Creative Technology & Arts Center opens with a fundraiser art project & concert

Who: Creative Technology & Arts Center
What: “Make Your Mark!” Fundraiser Art Project
Admission: $15 per ticket, books of 10 are available in advance for $100 and 50 for $500
Tickets available in the main office of the Odyssey Community School or ORDER ONLINE HERE!
or at Harvest Records & Malaprops Bookstore!
When: Saturday, October 2

  • 4:00 – Rhythm Workshop
  • 4:45 – Technology Workshop
  • 5:30 – Vocal Workshop
  • 6:30 – Reception
  • 7:00 – Guest Speaker: Laurey Masterton
  • 7:30 – Concert

Where: Odyssey Community School, 90 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC
Why: To celebrate the creation of a new creative arts center for Asheville and to raise money for the next phase of the project.

The new multi-disciplinary community art center has built its foundation and is hosting the first event in a series of programs on October 2.  The event “Make your Mark!”  starts with three workshops and culminates in a concert by local favorites Kat Williams, Billy Cardine, Chris Rosser and River Guerguerian.

The center began retrofitting the 4500-square foot facility after a successful fundraising event earlier this spring.  With the “barn-raising” stage implemented, the center now wants to showcase what has been done and what is to come.
Make Your Mark offers a sampling of what the future of the center holds.

Starting at 4:00 River Guerguerian, CTAC Music Director, will teach a rhythm workshop, followed by a multi-media workshop presented by Gene Felice, Director of the Art & Technology programs, and a vocal workshop led by Kat Williams. At 7:00 Laurey Masterton, the guest speaker and a passionate new beekeeper, will make a presentation on both locally and non-locally produced honey and foods that would not exist without honey bees. Laurey is the proprietor of Laurey’s Catering on Biltmore Avenue, and has been both speaking and teaching about bees and honey for a number of years, most recently at TEDxAsheville. Laurey is the spokesperson for The National Honey Board and is actively involved locally with Michelle Obama’s initiative, “Chefs Move to Schools.”

The concert begins at 7:30, bringing together some of Asheville’s favorite artists including Kat Williams, Billy Cardine (formerly of the Biscuit Burners), Chris Rosser, Zach Page and River Guerguerian. Tim Arem, a former Ronald McDonald, will MC the event.

“Make Your Mark!” is part art project, and also part fundraiser,” says Gene Felice. “We need your help to take CTAC to the next level of development. We’re asking the community to literally make their mark by sponsoring a student-made ceramic tile with their thumbprint screen-printed onto its surface.  The tiles will be arranged into a large, ceramic wall mural in the main entrance of CTAC, dedicated to the people and spirit that made it happen.”
The event will also include a silent auction with opportunities to bid on massages, dinners and other great items from local artists.

The Creative Technology & Arts Center (CTAC) is a community hub for innovation. It welcomes artists, technologists and designers as they pursue projects that inspire and ignite transformative action. It will host a diverse visiting artists program, community afterschool classes, adult evening classes, lecture series, special events, and more for Montford and the greater Asheville area.

For more information about Odyssey Community School: www.odysseycommunity.org or call (828) 259-3653

For more information on River go to: www.ShareTheDrum.com

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